Partner With Us

Connect with our audience of creative industry professionals, design savvy public audiences, and students (particularly those in the creative industries). 

Stadler Kahn for DesignPhiladelphia 2017. Image: Chris Kendig Photography

Stadler Kahn for DesignPhiladelphia 2017. Image: Chris Kendig Photography

Host an Event

Every year we partner with over 100 designers, firms, organizations, and companies to produce the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. All throughout the Festival, event hosts open their spaces to the public for workshops, talks, receptions, and exhibitions.

Registration for the 2017 Festival will be open March 1-June 1. 

Looking to host an event, but need some assistance? We can help you talk through your ideas, find a collaborator, or a space to host a program. Click here to get in touch with Sharon Leshner for more info.

Host an Open House

Open your doors to the community as part of our design crawl! Design crawls will take place from 4-7pm over 5 days of the festival and are divided by neighborhood. More neighborhoods will be added based on demand.

Friday, October 6th: Old City

Monday, October 9th: Center City

Tuesday, October 10th: South Philly

Wednesday, October 11th: West Philly

Thursday, October 12th: Fairmount/ Art Museum Area

Friday, October 13th: Fishtown/Kensington



Join our loyal sponsors who have supported DesignPhiladelphia in the past and connect with thousands of people here in Philadelphia. We offer sponsorships that range from $1k-$50k. Click here to download the 2017 Sponsorship Packet, or click here to contact Rebecca Johnson for more info.


Advertising in the official Event Guide and the DesignFeed Blog are great ways to reach our audience of design professionals, students, and afficionados alike. Submit your ad by June 15.

Advertising Options Include:
Web advertisement: $1,500
Full Page Guidebook Ad: $750
Half Page Guidebook Ad: $350

•    File Format: JPG or PDF only
•    Color: 4 color, CMYK
•    Resolution: 300 dpi
•    Bleed: 0.25”

Full Page: 5"w x 7"h
Half Page: 2.5"w x 3.5"h

•    200 pixels wide by 260 pixels high
•    Please send url to link image


We need your help to make the festival a success! DesignPhiladelphia volunteers help distribute marketing materials, get the word out about the festival using social media, support event hosts during the festival, and collect demographic information from participants during the festival. More details will be available in July 2017.